Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims around the world have begun celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This year millions are under strict stay-at-home orders and many fear renewed coronavirus outbreaks. The three-day holiday beginning Sunday is usually a time of travel, family get-togethers and lavish daytime feasts after weeks of dawn-to-dusk fasting. But this year many can only celebrate at home with immediate family, with virus fears dampening the holiday spirit. Lockdown orders in Indonesia, the largest Muslim-majority nation, and other countries mean there will be no congregational prayers at mosques, no family reunions, no relatives bearing gifts for children.